Mazda 929 was one of Mazda’s finest efforts in the 1990s
The Mazda 929. You may or may not have heard of Mazda’s then range of largest models. Produced in various forms from 1973 through to 1997, the 929 was initially offered in sedan, coupe and wagon variants. However, by the early to mid 1980s, Mazda has re-positioned the 929 as a full-scale luxury car, that was available in sedan and coupe versions only.
In 1991, the HD version – which was arguably the best 929 of all – was launched, and was Mazda’s most luxurious and technologically advanced car ever. Powered by a 3.0 litre V6 that was mated to a four-speed automatic that sent power to the rear wheels. Key features included four-wheel steering to aid manoeuvrability, ABS brakes, climate control, electric seats and even airbags (it was the early 90s remember) on some models.
Key competition included the Toyota Cressida, Lexus LS400 and possibly even the Mercedes E-Class and BMW 5 Series.